Presentations Glossary

Definitions and resources for terms and techniques used in the world of presentations

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 5:26 pm

To really use and benefit with PowerPoint on an iPad, you will have to sign in with your Microsoft Account. So what is a Microsoft Account? It is essentially the email address that you use with Microsoft services such as Hotmail, Live.com, Xbox, etc. Most people have at least one Microsoft account, particularly if they have one of the Office 365 subscriptions.

When you run PowerPoint for the first time on your iPad, you are asked to sign in – if you already did so at that point of time, then you need not do anything else now since you are already signed in. On the other hand, if you continued that time without signing in, you can choose to sign in at a later time.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 10:59 am

PowerPoint’s animation options allow users to create a plethora of movement effects, all the way from the amazing to the dizzying. However, most of these animation effects have events associated with them. The three main events are On Click, With Previous, and After Previous. Whichever event you use, PowerPoint offers an extra animation option called Triggers. This causes your animated objects to swing into movement when you click an entirely different object on your slide. So you cause a click on one object to trigger an animation of another slide object. Although you may have set your animations to any of the three events mentioned earlier, it really does not make a difference since once you add Triggers, all of these animations will behave almost as if they were On Click animations.

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Friday, February 15, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 12:31 pm

Among the options within Backstage View, we have already explored some such as OpenNewRecentPrint, etc. In this tutorial, we will explore the Save & Send option used to save and share the current presentation in so many ways including broadcasting, creating a video, packaging to a CD, creating handouts, saving to a SharePoint site, etc.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 1:35 pm

We already showed how you can add connected services in PowerPoint. Although it may seem that you are adding these services to PowerPoint, you are essentially connecting them to all programs and platforms connected with your Microsoft account, including OneDrive (previously known as SkyDrive), all of Office, even your Windows operating system. Wherever used, these connected services help you access your settings and recent files or templates across all your devices, including laptops, tablets and even smartphones. Additionally, some services allow you to access media and document files.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 12:03 pm

Tiling options are available when you add texture fills to shapes or even use a picture as a fill for a shape. Tiling can really make a difference to your shape fill.

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Monday, February 11, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 9:01 pm

The Outline view in PowerPoint 2016 essentially brings up the Outline pane on the left side of PowerPoint 2016 interface. Note that this now replaces the Slides Pane that shows up in Normal view.

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Monday, February 11, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 5:24 pm

Add a gradient fill to your shape, and you may run into limitations! For one, PowerPoint’s default gradient options choose all the gradient colors for you, and all available gradients seems to be based on the same color family. While this sort of restraint does keep your slides looking consistent and aesthetic, they also prevent you from playing more with gradients. To play more, you must choose the More Gradients option, this option leads you to a detailed gradient editor that’s capable of making changes to the gradient type, direction, angle, color, etc.

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Monday, February 11, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 5:03 pm

Microsoft Office 2016 applications work well with cloud platforms such as OneDrive. Roaming capabilities enable when you log into your Microsoft account within Office applications such as PowerPoint. Once logged in, all your settings, including your recent files or templates, will be synced across all your devices, including laptops, tablets, and even smartphones.

Additionally, you can link your Microsoft accounts to various services (third party sites) to get pictures, videos, or documents immediately. Services available now include Flickr (access pictures), YouTube (online video clips), Facebook (social integration), etc. These services can be easily added to any Office application, and are available in all Office programs you work within.

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Friday, February 8, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 2:24 pm

PowerPoint Online may have fewer options than desktop versions of PowerPoint. Yet, this version does have one option that makes it so easy to share your PowerPoint presentations on your web site or blog post. Here, we explore the Embed option, that generates embed code for your presentation.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019, posted by Geetesh at 9:19 pm

Among the tabs within Backstage View, we have already explored options such as NewRecentPrint, etc. Here, we will explore the Help option that provides you assistance and documentation.

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